WHEN CHILDREN HAVE A SAFE SPACE TO LEARN, THEY CAN BECOME THRIVING KIDS.

Pastor Oville’s first encounter with Christ was when he heard a sermon as a young boy from Pastor Jean Edmund, founder of the Cross International-supported network of Divine Shelter Schools (DSS). Since then, Pastor Oville has poured his heart and soul into the impoverished children of Haiti, and his efforts are changing lives.

With your generous giving, Pastor Oville and the community of Boukan Kare opened the doors to a brand new school building in the summer of 2018. Since then, we’ve been able to equip it with a kitchen, benches and tables for the preschool. That first year, enrollment increased from 229 to 401 students with a passing rate of 85%. Despite violent protests and serious civil unrest, transformation is happening in Haiti! Amen!

Proverbs 22-6

A NEW SCHOOL IS JUST A BUILDING UNLESS YOU INVEST IN CHILDREN.

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From purchasing rice for free lunch programs to hiring trained, quality teachers, the support of ongoing needs across all 13 schools in the DSS network is critical. Your thoughtful gift keeps the school running so families can focus on paying a small, but challenging, tuition.

Over 4,000 eager minds are enrolled for 2019, and we want to provide them with the tools they need to become capable society-contributing adults. When a child is given opportunity, the possibilities are endless.

Today, ongoing operations includes:

  • Daily free lunch program for students & staff
  • Purchasing of vitamin-fortified rice & local foods
  • Propane stove and fuel
  • Staff salaries for 7 teachers, 1 director, 4 cooks

Only 61% of Adults (Over 15) in Haiti are Literate.

If a child is hungry, he can’t concentrate. If she can’t read, she can’t pass tests. If she doesn’t graduate, breaking the poverty cycle is unlikely. Qualified teachers, full bellies, a safe space to learn. These are what support a quality primary school education that leads to a bright future. Please consider monthly support for Boukan Kare, DSS and all future generations of Haitian leaders.

18 Out of 20 College Grads Leave Haiti and Never Return.  Pastor Oville Is Helping to Change That.

We believe that Thriving Kids can become unstoppable adults, and unstoppable adults change communities. Primary school education is the pathway to a better future for needy children, and the country of Haiti.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting education that leads to bright futures for the children of Boukan Kare, Haiti, and around the world.

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